The Minor in Innovation and Design equips students with ways of thinking, creating, and intervening in problems in the world in a way that invites collaboration and ethically engages communities. Students will participate in iterative cycles of design thinking, a generative and creative problem solving approach that places the human experience at the heart of its process. The Minor will draw on methods and theoretical perspectives from the human sciences and the design disciplines.
Students from all majors in the university are encouraged to enroll. Different perspectives will be leveraged through a collaborative teaching and learning model. To further UW Tacoma’s urban-serving mission, students will engage in design projects that link them to pressing issues of the community. The global framework will extend such engagement to projects across the world.
For more details on the Minor, please contact the Global Innovation and Design (GID) Administrative Specialist and Academic Advisor, Lan Allison, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To enroll in the minor, students must have:
Declared a major
A minimum of 45 credits at the time of admission
Less than 135 credits at the time of admission
2.0 or higher cumulative grade point average (either from UW Tacoma or as an incoming transfer)